Policeman Fontaine Cooper

Policeman Fontaine Cooper

Idaho Bureau of Constabulary, Idaho

End of Watch Monday, November 25, 1935

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Fontaine Cooper

Policeman Cooper was shot and killed following a high speed chase of a suspect wanted for kidnapping and murder. Deputy Henry Givins, of the Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office, was also shot and killed during the incident.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to death by hanging but committed suicide 15 minutes before his execution by jumping from the top of a 30-foot high cell wall.

Policeman Cooper was a member of the Idaho Bureau of Constabulary, which became the Idaho State Police four years later, in 1939.

Policeman Cooper was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Officer Cooper
Thanks for your service and sacrifice to the great state of Idaho. I sometimes conducted law enforcement activities in Idaho and always appreciated the fine men and women who work in that state. You honor our profession and we appreciate your sacrifice.

James Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (Ret) & N
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno) and NVDPS

November 25, 2019

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